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PwC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014
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    Security Consultant (Data and Privacy) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Submitted my resume online
    2. Was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview.
    3. Got a phone interview scheduled the next week. Got asked questions relating to my background, experiences....mostly behavioural and situational as well.
    4. Got called onsite for two 1 on 1 interviews.half an hour each.Got asked questions relating to data security, projects, general networking and security concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you design a wireless network including wireless security for this office building?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews. First was a phone interview, and then I was invited for an office visit, transportation and lodging covered by PwC. Had three interviews with employees at various levels, including one with a partner. One other interview was done to check my security clearance eligibility. Received offer within two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview with an HR rep who was really nice. We chatted for about 45 minutes and he told me I was his number one candidate and set up an in person for the following week. I met with two a manager and the person I would be replacing for lunch. They took me to a nice restaurant near by and we talked and chatted about the position. Mostly them informing me on what the position consisted of. I then had 4, 30 minute interviews with various managers and a partner. They were all really nice and didn't ask me anything too difficult. I felt it went extremely well. A few days later they told me that it was down to me and one other person and they wanted to have one more phone interview to make a decision. They wanted to know my background a little more and see how it applied to the position and asked me a difficult question I stumbled over a little. I didn't get the job but they liked me and said they will keep in mind. I am currently in the process of interviewing for a different position with them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Start Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 Interivews- 1 on campus behavioral, 1 office visit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time that you worked in a team and experienced difficulty?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with about 4 senior management, the interview was relatively straight forward. They were most interested in your past experience and how you can apply that experience to PwC. Be sure to be able to speak to all your accomplishments on your resume and be able to substantiate it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transfer Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    First, I applied through my university and was selected to interview on campus. It was a very relaxed interview and I thought I did well. I received an email about a week later inviting me to the McLean office for a day of interviews. There were about 12 candidates there for only 3 positions and it was stressful. The interviews were much tougher this time around. I'm currently waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were part of a team that experienced trouble and what did you do?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your leadership role in a group project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online and was invited to their info session on my university's campus. It was nice to learn about the company before the interview. I had an interview with 2 employees, one man who was extremely nice and I felt like I was having a conversation with and another woman who did not seem to enjoy her job very much. I didnt end up getting the potion because I wasnt interested in contracting, but I was in contact with the nice man and he let me know via email of their decision which was nicer than receiving a generic email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Process is very lengthy but purposely. The inteview is situational based to get to know the person. Interview process gives a very accurate picture of the company and what to expect. The process is very structured and organized.

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had a screening call with HR followed by a technical phone interview. This lead into an onsite interview with 1 partner and 1 director. Offer was given quickly and started less than a month later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Situation did not lend towards negotiation, but negotiation was not necessary offer was as discussed/promised.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Best way to get in is get referred for a specific position. Do not ask a friend to generally refer you. Nothing will come of it. You need to research and know what position you should apply for. There will be multiple interviews on the phone before an on-site interview. Usually openings are for specific needs so tailor your resume and answers to the job description if you want the job. There are very few generalist openings.

    Interview Questions
    • I've never seen anything too crazy asked, but PwC is in a very entrepreneurial state for a big company in advisory right now. If you can't understand that work isn't just dropped in front of you to do and that you have to do things to grow the business and client footprints than it probably isn't a good fit for you.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but if you do negotiate it is directly with the partner you will be working for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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